Professional Development for Educators

The GSC and Professional Development for Educators

The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of critical global issues. Such opportunities include day-long workshops; certification/ development points; lectures on global issues etc.

The GSC can provide funding support for K-12 teachings and other educators. For example, the GSC offers oversea experience for K-12 teachers and are faculty during the summer. In 2009, the GSC was awarded a Fulbright Hays Short-Term Study Tour for Educators, which permits the GSC to take 12 teachers to Egypt for 4 weeks. This experience enables teachers to develop lesson plans and materials pertinent to their professional needs and interests. For more information about funding/ grant opportunities for educators, please contact us: global@pitt.edu


Upcoming Workshops & Events for Spring 2019
 

Global Issues Through Literature, Spring 2019

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions usually take place in 4130 Posvar Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Click on dates below to register.

January 31:The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

March 21Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi by Steve Inskeep

April 18GraceLand by Chris Albani

Contact Maja Konitzer with any questions.

 

 

Saturday Workshops for Educators, Choices Program

Workshop on Choices Civil Rights Unit - Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 18
(click on date below to register)
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Registration fee: $50
Check payable to University of Pittsburgh

Mail payment to:
Global Studies Center, Attn: Maja Konitzer
University of Pittsburgh
4100 Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program's Civil Rights unit, will explore historical and current debates about human rights and approach to teaching about these topics. The workshop participants will seek to respond to questions such as: What are the basic rights and freedoms that every human being deserves? How should we protect these rights and freedoms?

The workshop is open to educators teaching humanities, geography, history, government, current issues, civics, and other social studies in grades 7-12. Each participant will receive one curriculum unit, lunch, Act 48 credit, and parking.

For additional information, contact Maja Konitzer at majab@pitt.edu.

 

 

Workshop on Human Rights and Genocide - Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 15
(click on date below to register)
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program's Human Rights and Genocide unit and will seek to understand the causes of genocide and why it persists and how people have grappled with many questions in response to genocide throughout history and today.

The workshop is open to educators teaching humanities, geography, history, government, current issues, civics, and other social studies in grades 7-12. Each participant will receive two curriculum units, lunch, Act 48 credit, and parking.
 

Registration fee: $50
Check payable to University of Pittsburgh

Mail payment to:
Global Studies Center, Attn: Maja Konitzer
University of Pittsburgh
4100 Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For additional information, contact Maja Konitzer at majab@pitt.edu.

 

Previous Workshops:

December 13: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

 

November 15, 2018: Exile Poems by Tuhin Das
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and City of Asylum.

Tuhin Das, the current ICORN writer-in-residence of City of Asylum, is a poet, activist, political columnist, short story writer and essayist from Barisal, Bangladesh.

 

 

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